City Council Pushes Ambitious Recycling Plan
posted by June 21 at 13:42 PMon
In addition to rejecting Mayor Greg Nickels’s proposal to build a third trash transfer station in Georgetown, the city council outlined an ambitious plan (spearheaded by Richard Conlin) to get citizens and businesses to recycle 70 percent of the city’s solid waste by 2025, with an eventual goal of 100 percent recycling. One good thing about the plan is that it expands organics and solid-waste pickup service to multi-family buildings, whose occupants have previously had to throw compostable or recyclable food and yard waste in the trash. The proposal also includes plans to give companies incentives to recycle construction and demolition waste, and possible curbside pickups for recyclable electronics (like old TVs and computers). Also on the table: A possible ban of Styrofoam containers and non-compostable plastic bags, both of which I wholeheartedly applaud.